Curling at Thornhill
Thornhill curling celebrates its 50th year in 2013 as do the following men and women who have curled continually since October 1963. Congratulations to Jean Dye, Jean Moore, Jean Beatty, Carolyn Carruthers, Russ Brankston, Ken Killer, Tom Karrys, Jack Junkin and Charles Springer. Today, curling at Thornhill is alive and active seven days a week with members ranging in age from “Little Rock” youngsters to seniors in their early nineties. Some of the original “Tigers” have passed away but their dream has endured for the past 50 years.
Ontario Curling Association
To encourage and facilitate the growth and development of curling in cooperation with our network of member curling clubs and other curling associations.
We are committed to operating by the following principles and values:
To Other Curling Associations:
We are committed to working cooperatively with other curling associations in order to develop the sport of curling
To Curling Clubs in Ontario:
We are dedicated to being respected professionals in our working relationships with curling clubs. Working cooperatively with member clubs in an open, honest and responsive way, ensures that we maximize the development of the cornerstone(s) of curling.
To Participants in OCA Curling Competitions:
We are committed to the operation of well organized, fair, open curling competitions for all interested people aged 10 years and older
To Sponsors of Curling Competitions and Events:
We are committed to being fair with our curling sponsors and by providing the best exposure and return possible to them for their investment
To Curlers in Ontario:
We strive to be a respected leader and to provide the necessary relevant information and opportunities in cooperation with other curling organizations for curlers to develop their curling skills to the level they desire
To OCA Volunteer Leaders and Staff:
We are committed to the development of curling volunteer leaders and OCA staff to their full potential to achieve excellence in their performance and job satisfaction. We strive to maximize opportunities for them to contribute their ideas, to express their concerns, and to influence the development of curling in Ontario
We are fair with our supplier partners. Demanding their best efforts, and dealing honestly with each other is the way we will prosper together
To All Residents in Ontario
We are committed to making information available and to providing opportunities available to all people in the province of Ontario to participate in the sport of curling.
The primary area of administration and the most financially consuming of the CCA’s responsibilities are championships. On an annual basis, the Canadian Curling Association sanctions and conducts 8 national curling championship events. Approximately 15,000 competitive curlers from all provinces and territories enter play at the curling club level with the hopes of becoming one of the Canadian Champions crowned annually.
The Canadian Curling Championships are:
- Tim Hortons Brier
Canadian Men’s Curling Championship
- The Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Canadian Women’s Curling Championship
- M & M Meat Shops Juniors
Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships
- World Financial Group Canadian Seniors
Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships
- The Mixed
Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
- TMX Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship
- CIS / CCA University Curling Championships
In addition to the Canadian Curling Championships, the CCA is also responsible for the following events:
- Canada Cup of Curling
- World Financial Group Continental Cup
- Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials
- Ford World Championships (held in Canada)